The superstar wife posted this throwback photo of Jay-Z on Instagram with her new signature caption “Bow Down” underneath it. The photo marks quite an accomplishment. Her hubby’s latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail was released to the public, the rapper was presented with a platinum plaque for selling a million copies.Yes. You read that correctly!So this photo was a natch!
As you can see, Hov is rocking a cap and gown in this super cute school graduation photo, and Bey also wrote “Platinum #MagnaCarta” on the caption.
Because the Recording Industry Association of America changed the rules — thanks to Jay-Z, of course! — that digital album sales are now counted, Jay collected his platinum plaque without the album being out for even a week. It was an unprecedented deal with Samsung; a real feat for musicians.
The RIAA posted a photo of Executive VP of Communications Jonathan Lamy, Executive VP Mitch Glazer and Director of Communications for the Gold & Platinum Program Liz Kennedy presenting Jay with his plaque on their Facebook page, making this his 12th platinum album.
Billboard isn’t changing their rules, though they say they still expect big numbers for Jay-Z’s first week out. According to them, Jay will likely move 400,000 to 450,000 albums this week, which still will give Jay his No. 13th No. 1 on the Billboard charts.